5 Star Luxury

Suggested Holiday Itinerary

5 Star Luxury

Summary Of The Route and Costs

Beginning on the beachfront of Camps Bay and ending at a 5* safari camp in an idyllic setting in the heart of the African bush, this trip is up there with the very best. After 14 nights away, we know from experience that it will be hard to tear yourself away to go home.

With the majestic Twelve Apostle mountain range as a back drop and the Atlantic Ocean less than a minutes walk away, The Bay Hotel boasts an unrivalled location in the heart of trendy Camps Bay. If you can bear to drag yourself away from the sea-facing pools or beach, you can easily explore from here the sights of Cape Town, and take a day trip down to the Cape Peninsula, stopping on the way back at Boulder's Beach, one of the few mainland nesting colonies of penguins in Africa.

Franschhoek Country House & Villas is a 5* hotel situated in the heart of the Franschhoek valley.  Complemented by the well known Monneaux Restaurant, this is an ideal base to indulge your tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine.

Your next 2 nights are in Hermanus. Fondly known as the 'grand old lady', The Marine is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay. The hotel is the ultimate location for whale watching during whale season.

You will then head to the Garden Route and enjoy a few nights at the 5* Hunter's Country House, a wonderful location from which to explore the beauty of the celebrated Garden Route, or just to spend time relaxing at the peaceful lodge.

Finally, you end your trip with a 3 night safari in the world-famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Your suite at the 5* Sabi Sabi Little Bush has a private deck with heated spa bath overlooking the riverbed and surrounding natural bush. Thatched roofs, romantic mosquito nets draped over the comfortable beds and beautiful wooden finishes complete the picture of an exclusive safari getaway. The main guest pool area is perfect for relaxing inbetween game activities and an outdoor boma is a wonderful setting for indulging in the finest safari cuisine.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: 5 Star Luxury

Countries Visited: South Africa


Day 1

Upon arrival into Cape Town Airport, collect your luggage then make your way into the Arrivals Hall and find the Bidvest Car Rental office. Complete the necessary paperwork - you will need to present your driving licence, passport and credit card. The keys to your hire car will then be handed over to you.

11 Day Car Rental: Group E: Toyoto Corolla Auto or similar - Automatic Transmission (on Super Cover)

Drive into Cape Town and onto Camps Bay. With the majestic Twelve Apostle mountain range as a back drop and the Atlantic Ocean less than a minutes walk away, The Bay Hotel boasts an unrivalled location in the heart of glitzy Camps Bay. After a busy day seeing Cape Town's world-class sights, exhale and relax with a sunset cocktail, a treatment in the on-site spa or some time lounging around one of the 4 sea-facing pools.


Day 5

Allow about an hour to drive to Franschhoek, a small village nestled at the bottom of a valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands, surrounded by rolling green hills, strawberry farms and endless rows of grapevines. There are over 20 wine estates in the region, and staying in the area will give you the chance to either search out the labels you are familiar with from home or to go on a voyage of discovery and find new favourites.


Day 7

Drive to Hermanus (approx 80 km / 1 h 0 mins). The small, privately owned boutique villa, Mosselberg on Grotto Beach, is nestled between the fynbos covered mountain slopes of the Kleinrivier Mountains and the pristine white sands of the 'Blue Flag' Grotto Beach, with local attractions such as whale watching, great white shark cage diving, world-class wine estates and golf courses on the doorstep.


Day 9

Drive to The Garden Route (approx 465 km / 4 h 30 mins). Hunters Country House is an exclusive family owned retreat and part of the Relais & Chateaux group of exclusive properties. Only 10 km from Plettenberg Bay, this gracious original homestead is surrounded by beautiful gardens and framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma mountains.


Day 12

Drive back to George Airport, return your hire car and check in for your flight to Johannesburg (please note: check in for domestic flights is 90 minutes prior to the flight departure).

Kulula MN910 (Economy Class): Fly from George Airport (GRJ) departing at 10:20 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 12:00

Connect with your flight onto Skukuza.

South African Airways SA8865 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 13:20 to Skukuza Airport (SZK), arriving at 14:10

You will be met and transferred to Sabi Sabi Little Bush.

The idyllic setting and accommodation at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp alone makes a safari here a memorable one. Two daily safaris in open safari vehicles then showcase the best wildlife experience imaginable. From the Big 5 to the smallest of creatures, skilled rangers and local Shangaan trackers will make sure that the outings are filled with exceptional close wildlife encounters.


Day 15

After you return from your morning game drive, you will be able to enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you are transferred back to Skukuza Airport.

South African Airways SA8862 (Economy Class): Fly from Skukuza Airport (SZK) departing at 13:30 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 14:35

You will need to collect your luggage, and then make your way to the International Departure Terminal and check in for your flight home.
 
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Example Cost

Holiday Title: 5 Star Luxury

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 14 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

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